By Poovenraj Kanagaraj
Texas Instruments (TI) has announced a donation of RM 1.08 million to support Covid-19 relief efforts to Malaysia.
The donation will be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical and public service workers as well as food aid to support communities affected by the pandemic.
Subbah Rao, managing director, TI Malacca, says the grant provided is part of the company’s commitment to Malaysians while the team continues to work on manufacturing essential semiconductor products.
Additionally, the company’s employees has found creative ways to help using its resources. This resulted with a team of engineers at the TI Kuala Lumpur utilised the factor’s 3-D printer manufacture face shields for healthcare workers on the front line.
Employees had research designs and programmed the machine to halve printing time, producing up to 40 shields per day.
Teams from both TI Malacca and TI Kuala Lumpur has delivered PPE worth RM 50,000 to local hospitals and police stations. Groceries worth RM 15,000 have also been donated to local communities.
TI produces analog and embedded semiconductor chips, which are used by customers to develop virtually every type of electronic system and enable critical technology, including life-saving medical equipment.